Today I want to quickly share some photos taken with Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 film and Yashica Electro 35 GSN rangefinder.I decided to try shooting on colour again, however this film slightly disappointed because of colour tones. I reckon that other films such like Kodak Ektar or Kodak Portra could be able to produce better results. I will test these in a couple of weeks 😉
P.S. I am currently preparing an interesting review about Yashica Electro 35 GSN camera with photo examples! Don’t miss it!! 🙂
As I mentioned yesterday, today I have been working with my films almost more than 6 hours. Developing went quite smoothly, but scaning used the majority of time. I had 3 35 mm B&W films (Kodak Tri-X 400, Fuji Neopan CN 400, Ilford Delta 400) and two 120 films (Same Kodak Tri-X 400 and Kodak T-Max 400). During the holidays I wanted to see and make an experiment with different kind of films, however I wasn’t able to see big differences between tonality and contrast. I would guess, that for reall differences you should be processing with exact chemicals dedicated either for kodak films or ilford and enlarge photographs to see the details. Ilford Delta 400 showed weakest results in tonalities and contrast in comparing with others, but perhaps that is because I used this film with Yashica Electro 35 GSN. Old camera with an old lens, perhaps a slightly wrong exposure, no lens hood made some influence for such results.
In the Darkroom
Some test prints with crappy library printers
This week I will be posting some images and comenting about each film. I am going to mention, that’s possible that I have found a theme for my next year studies. For a quick example, I am adding bellow some of my taken and scaned photos from the Easter Holidays. Enjoy!
Yesterday I showed you couple of images taken on my first film roll from Yashica Electro 35 GSN and after posting that message here I went to my neighbourhood to take some more images! Currently, I have a holidays, so I have been slowly taking photos almost 3 weeks now because my assessments for university are getting closer. This Monday I will have to develop at least 4 b&w films and I know that there are really great shots.. Today, I want to show you some of my images taken previously on DSLR, because I am taking photogaphs on digital as well, however 35 mm and 120 film is more interesting for me.
I started taking photographs in the streets with my Nikon D7000 and 35mm 1.8f prime lens, but straight away I noticed that my subjects were too far from me, so I decided to buy probably cheapest from nikon but very very good 50mm 1.8 lens. Henry Cartier – Bresson always worked with 50 mm lens, so I thought that it should really be a great choice 😉 I am not sure why images quality is so low, but tomorrow I wil try to fix it 🙂 If you want to see larger photos – just click on them.
One month ago I became very interested in Rangefinders. To those who don’t know what it is, check this link. I tried to read as much as possible about them, watched many videos on youtube and finally came up with Yashica Electro 35 rangefinder camera series. I fall in love straight away because of design and some other cool features. At that time I was bored with my normal 35mm SLR, so I tought this is going to be something different. On the ebay I found quite many of them at price for a good condition one about 70 – 80 pounds. I made the decision quickly and after approximatelly one week I received this camera in mint condition. I am including some examples from my first film roll shot on this camera. I used Fuji Superia X-Tra 400 film. While shooting I noticed that it is not that easy to focus while looking throuhg viewfinder, so I thought that if you are doing street photography, maybe the easiest way of shooting is using prefocus system. I will try that in my next roll of film. However, for more static situations it is very usefull toy to learn focus manualy. My next film on this camera is going to be B&W Ilford Delta 400.
Made this inside the local market building and I was really surprised of how camera sucessfully managed to work under low light situation.